The definition of a lake is a natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land.(noun)
An example of a lake is Lake Erie or Lake Ontario.
See lake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE lacu & OFr lac, both < L lacus, a basin, lake < IE base *laku-, accumulation of water, pond, lake > loch, OE lagu, water, sea
Origin: Fr laque: see lac
See lake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French lac
Origin: and from Old English lacu
Origin: , both from Latin lacus.
Origin: From French laque; see lac.
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